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Indian Scout Bobber prize for BDR 1 Dayer

You could win an Indian Scout Bobber simply by registering early for the annual Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer events on March 18. The prize Indian Scout Scout is not the first time Indian Motorcycle Australia has been involved with the Black Dog Ride. Last year they offered a Scout …

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Reasons to celebrate Australia Day on a bike

One of the best ways to celebrate Australia Day is to go for a ride and appreciate the remaining freedoms we have in this great nation. REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL Most parts of Australia have year-round riding weather, not just on one day! We have a host of great riding …

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Chinese rip off Triumph Bobber

Chinese motorcycle manufacturers are not known for their unique designs and this latest rip off is another example of a classic copy. Looking like a Triumph Bobber, the  Chand Jiang CJ650 is powered by a 650cc parallel twin from Chinese compatriot CFMoto. Triumph Bobber We asked Australian CFMoto importers Mojo …

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When is enough farkle enough?

For most riders the farkle (motorcycle accessories and bling) starts to appear the day you buy your new motorcycle and doesn’t stop until it’s sold or crashed. So the answer to the question in this article’s heading is “never”! Diminishing returns However, there is a law of diminishing returns on …

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Rapid TEK carbon fibre wheel

South African carbon fibre manufacturing company Blackstone TEK has added a beautiful five-split-spoke wheel to its line-up that can be swapped between bikes. The Rapid TEK features an interchangeable high-pressure-forged carbon hub. That allows you to quickly swap it between up to 30 Japanese and European sports models. If you want …

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CCTV may save your bike from theft

If you are leaving your motorcycle parked in a public park, look for CCTV cameras and park in the line of their sight, if that is possible. Most railway parking stations and public carpark areas such as shopping centres have CCTV cameras that are monitored by security staff. However, they …

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BMW defies global sales slide

BMW Motorrad has defied the global slide in motorcycle sales with its seventh record year of sales, up 13.2%. As of June 2017 a total of 164,153 vehicles were supplied to customers, compared with 145,032 in 2016. BMW Motorrad sales and marketing boss Timo Resch says the 2018 launch of the new …

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Congratulations to Aussie Dakar trio

Congratulations to the three Aussies who competed in the bike event of the 2018 Dakar Rally for finishing in commendable positions. Even finishing the gruelling rally is a triumph as only 85 of 142 bike competitors made it to the end. Our first Australian Dakar champion, Toby Price, clenched his …

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